Health Management Associates (HMA), an independent research and consulting firm based in Lansing, has acquired Medical Audit Resource Services Inc. (MARSI), a medical coding support, physician education, and health care revenue cycle management company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Professionals from MARSI, based in Eustis, Fla., provide coding and auditing services for hospitals and physicians using inpatient, outpatient, and risk adjusted reimbursement methodologies. Other clients include commercial fee-for-service plans as well as risk-adjusted plans.
“MARSI is recognized nationally for the expertise of its team and the results they deliver for clients. They will add enormous value to our health care delivery system, actuarial, and revenue cycle work,” says Jay Rosen, founder, president, and co-chairman of HMA. “I am excited to welcome such talented professionals to HMA as we continue to expand the ways in which we can meet our clients’ current and emerging needs.”
MARSI states it has pioneered several areas that are now standard operating procedure among health care providers and their contracted service providers, including over-code identification, physician queries, pre-bill auditing, coder and physician training, and clinical documentation improvement.
The business will continue to operate as Medical Audit Resource Services, an HMA Company, under the leadership of Dr. Todd M. Husty, owner, founder, and chief medical officer of MARSI.
“We are excited to join an organization that shares our commitment to integrity and excellence,” says Husty. “We look forward to the new opportunities we will have to serve our clients and extend our reach.”
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